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Rauner to Film Studio: Give Illinois Back Its Money

Governor Bruce Rauner wants a television and movie studio to give back the $10 million state grant now-former Governor Pat Quinn gave them to buy property that wasn't for sale.

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UI Labs Works on Urban Infrastructure

Urban infrastructure is the subject of the latest project by a public-private partnership started with the help of the University of Illinois.

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House Passes Plan to Fill State’s $1.6 Billion Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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More Debating Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

Another day, another debate between the two remaining candidates for Springfield mayor.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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New Lawmaker Says Budget Solution Coming

The youngest member of the Illinois legislature says she's hopeful the mess with the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget is this week.

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Guards Injured Following Inmate Attack at Pontiac

Three guards at the Pontiac Correctional Center were injured today when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon.

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Three Union Workers Added to Rauner’s “Fair Share” Lawsuit

The drive to dilute the influence of public sector unions in Illinois continues.

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The State Budget Fix May Be In

The Republican leader in the Illinois Senate calls this a "do or die week" on dealing with the shortfall in the current budget.

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AG Madigan: Rauner’s Right to Work Ideas are Illegal

The governor's idea of allowing local jurisdictions to be right-to-work and to opt out of the Prevailing Wage Act is not legal, according to the attorney general.

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Calvin Christian Arrested in Jacksonville, Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Springfield blogger Calvin Christian is again in trouble with the law -- this time in Jacksonville.

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Chamber Head Talks Rauner “Turnaround” Agenda

Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" will put Illinois on the right path, supporters say, but it's not going to be quick.

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Scherer Legislation to Cull State Vehicle Fleet

As many as a fourth of the vehicles in the state's fleet could end up being history if legislation in the Illinois House is passed.

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Gov. Rauner’s Motorcade Again Involved in Accident; Trooper Injured

Illinois State Police say a vehicle behind one Rauner was in lost control and hit a rear axle of a semi on I-55.

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Some Crowdfunding Could Be Regulated

Helps startups, supporters say

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Natural Disasters Hurt Women More

Poverty makes disaster worse, research says

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Don’t Get Scammed!

Don't give your Social Security number

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Partisanship Carries the Day

Neither Kirk nor Durbin is impressed with their own parties' actions

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Lincoln Funeral Train Replica Won’t Recreate Historic Trip

Fundraisers fall $100K short of goal for replica funeral train car.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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Van Halen plan tour, live album

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The band is back and ready to hit the road.